Our Staff

 

Our coaches are experienced in working with children, as well as coaching and competing at vaulting at the highest levels.  Our longeurs are lifelong horse people who match the strength of our coaches in depth of experience.

 

Krista Mack

Competitive Team Coach 

High Performance Individuals Coach

 

Horse Manager and Trainer

Krista Mack has longued for Woodside Vaulters since 2002, and is currently our head horse trainer.  Krista was born and raised in Woodside and grew up riding in Woodside Pony Club and Woodside Jr Riders.  She has coached trot through Jr Team at Woodside Vaulters, and competed at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina with Elizabeth Osborn and Atterupgaards Sting.  In 2007 and 2014, Krista won the AVA Trainer of the Year award for her consistent, high-level training of Woodside Vaulters' horses, who have won three AVA Horse of the Year awards and five USEF Vaulting Horse of the Year awards. 

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Siddartha Kreaden
High Performance Individuals Coach

 

Sidd has been vaulting for 13 years. She currently vaults at the Senior 3* level. At the age of 16 Sidd represented the United States as a member of the Woodside Vaulters Squad. In 2015, Sidd vaulted as a member of the Junior Squad at the first ever Junior World Championships in the Netherlands. Sidd and Team USA took home the bronze! 

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Krista Kahl

Krista was a gymnast from age 4-18 and has competed as an elite (Olympic) level competitive artistic gymnast. These days Krista continues her athletic pursuits through running and horseback riding. She is a certified yoga teacher and has taught yoga and gymnastics in the Bay Area. Krista has also been a professional photographer and visual artist for the past 30 years.

She loves hiking, rock climbing, yoga, painting, and now vaulting! She has 2 kittens, Toosie & Houdini, who are the current loves of her life. 

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Anna Calia
Trot Individuals Coach
Introductory Program Coach
Longuer
Anna is a Junior in high school and has been vaulting for 6 years. Anna vaulted for Woodside Vaulters as a flyer on the B team and a Junior Squad. As part of the Junior Squad she competed in California, Utah, and Saumur France. Anna currently competes as a Silver individual. In addition to vaulting Anna loves riding horses, baking, and her four dogs.
 
Sarah Twohig
Barn Manager
Longeur
Horse Rider and Trainer
Groom

Sarah has been with Woodside Vaulters since 2013. She started with Woodside Vaulters as a groom, and in 2015 became a lunger. Sarah has been around vaulting since the age of 7, and has been riding horses since she could sit up straight. She has been a groom at 4 world championships, and in 2021 was promoted to head groom and barn manager at the Senior World Championships in Budapest. She currently lunges for the trot and canter programs, rides several of our horses when they are not in class, and is Woodside Vaulters Barn Manager. 

Caroline Morse
High Performance Individauls Coach
Trot Coach
Longuer
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Caroline is currently a sophomore at Santa Clara University where she is majoring in psychology. In addition to school, she is training to qualify for the Senior World Championships in 2022. In 2019, Caroline represented the United States at the Junior World Championships in Ermelo, Netherlands. She is a member of Silicon Valley Vaulting Club and has been coaching for Woodside Vaulters since August of 2020. 
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Hanna Parker
Trot Individuals Coach

Introductory Program Coach

Hanna has been vaulting for 12 years and is currently competing at the Silver level. She has mostly vaulted on teams over the years but since the pandemic is now vaulting as an individual. Hanna grew up in the vaulting world with her mom, who was a vaulter and is high-level coach. Outside of vaulting, Hanna is a sophomore at Crystal Springs Uplands School and participates in year-round theater and dance programs.

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Amanda Backholm
Preliminary Canter Individuals Coach
Trot Individuals Coach
Introductory Program Coach

 
Maya Drusinsky
Amanda has been vaulting for 9 years. She has vaulted on a B team and currently competes as an individual at the Silver level. Outside of vaulting, Amanda is a high school junior who enjoys robotics and choir. She also loves doing anything outdoors, from hiking, to backpacking, to skiing. 
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Maya Drusinsky
Canter Individuals Coach
Trot Individuals Coach
Maya is a sophomore studying Mathematics and Data Science at UC Irvine, and currently living in Irvine. She has been vaulting for 7 years, and coaching for 4 years. She has competed locally and internationally, in places like Oregon, Canada, and Sweden.